a/w 12 trend - glamorous goth

Mugler
1. Narciso Rodriguez, 2. Michael Kors, 3. Costume National,
4. Cushnie et Ochs, 5. YSL, 6. Alberta Ferretti, 7. Proenza Schouler
Left: Rooney Mara, Right: Liberty Ross
Fendi
1. Topshop, 2. Christian Louboutin, 3. Chanel Noir, 4. Topshop


In all fashion magazines and blogs and reviews and reports, you can be certain of one thing, they’re constantly proclaiming that “x” is the new black. Well fear not, because HanJanRan will use no such cliché. (Mainly because it will discredit this entire post if there was a new black.)

Be it the war between the Vampire and the Ice Queen this summer or a fictional tattooed computer hacker, something has sparked a trend of new, sexier, leather clad gorgeous Goths. The designers indulging in the trend have presented a sincerely dark romance through their mostly black looks. The element of seduction comes through contrasting materials like leather vs lace, velvet vs silk. (See Zara dress)

The glamorous Goth wears these statement pieces to obtain a powerful silhouette. After all, this look is not for the faint hearted. Oh no, this really is strong, sultry and seriously sexy. It is translatable for day or night and uber feminine or with a masculine edge.

The really stand-out pieces are carefully constructed dresses and coats with panelled detail and flashes of wine red. Mugler, Versace, Michael Kors and Alberta Ferretti truly excelled.

To update your black pieces that are already ready and waiting in your wardrobe, throw on an oversized cross necklace for that classic Gothic edge. Liberty Ross might have been fending off unwanted vampire attention but her look is a perfect example of street-wise Gothic–chic. Purse friendly options also include adding a black fur stole to your leather jacket or even better long leather coat to emulate that chic winter warmth that Alberta Ferretti did so beautifully.

As far as the beauty trends of this phenomenon go, think dark. The noticeable theme throughout was to do lips or eyes, and keep the other bare. Going for lips? Emulate Snow White’s poison apple and finish with a gloss like Dolce and Gabbanna. Prefer to decorate your lids? Get graphic and use your liquid eye liner with confidence. Finally if you’re ready to fully commit take your fringe that extra inch shorter than usual and you’ll get major Glam-Goth brownie points.

Oh alright then, even HanJanRan can do with a good cliché every so often. Here goes… All in all, one can conclude that BLACK is undeniably the new black.

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